Episode 36 - Grays

Laura Hamilton and Edward Robinson are off to see David and Victoria Gray in Grays Essex, to find out whether our efforts to help them move their build work forward have ground to a halt or given them the motivation to carry out their grand designs.

Watch 11:10 Tuesday 16th June 2015 on Channel 5

The newlywed couple dreamt of raising a family and bought a home with plans to renovate it.This would be the love nest where they could begin in earnest, their IVF treatment for a much longed for baby.

Unfortunately they employed a cowboy builder who left their home in shambles and their dreams in tatters. When the team first met the Grays, their house looked like a building site and the stress of the build not to mention financial difficulties has taken its toll on this long suffering couple.
Having enlisted Vicky’s help, Edward decides to follow a contemporary yet traditional path, but will Vicky like it? Laura takes David shopping, how well does he know Vicky’s tastes? Plus Dan visits an architect to find out why detailed plans are key to successful build projects.

With the help of designer Ed Robinson and builder Gareth Hooson, the team managed to help move the build forward.

Now Laura and Edward are back and they find that the Grays have been inspired to continue the work and have started on the kitchen and en suite bathroom. The duo give the couple confidence to think out of their comfort zone, with design tips and ideas to create the home of their dreams.

Thanks to Our Suppliers

In Episode 36 - Grays of Cowboy Builders and Bodge Jobs we worked with many generous, talented suppliers across the exterior and interior of the house build and refit. Click the link below and find out more about who helped us on this episode.

Hooson Development Limited

Building Services supplied by Hooson Development Limited Garethhooson@hotmail.co.uk 07886 682 733 

Edward Robinson ID Ltd

Interior Design by Edward Robinson ID Ltd 


Feature wall painted in 'Submarine Blue Matt eml from Valspar 800-845-9061

Blinds UK

Blue denim Roman blind kindly supplied from Blinds UK 


Carpet and flooring protection kindly supplied by Packexe; 01392 438191 sales@packexe.co.uk


Assorted size ceiling roses used as art work on wall from B&Q

Network Waste

Skips supplied by Network Waste 0800 652 1109 


In store visit with IKEA, 02036450000

Draper Architects

Architect expert with David Draper of Draper Architects, 01322 402225 info@draperarchitects.com 


Bedroom furniture, bed linen, candles, lighting and small accessories from IKEA. 020 3645 0000

Newgate Clocks

Pantry clock. One in yellow and one in grey, a Chelsea arts alarm clock in chrome, a dormitory wall clock and a giant electric station clock in black supplied by Newgate. sales@newgateclocks.com/ 01691679994

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